What's on at Elvaston Castle Country Park

Christmas Tree at Elvaston Castle

We host a wide range of events throughout the year, so there's something for everyone to enjoy.


Events programme

You can pick up a free copy of the countryside service's annual events booklet from our shop and information centre. Order a copy online or view our countywide events to see all the forthcoming events across Derbyshire.

Event charges (unless stated otherwise):

  • adults: £3.20
  • children and concessions: £1.60
  • under fives: free
  • family ticket (two adults and three children): £8.

Booking a place on an event

Please check each event listing for how to book.

Organising your own event

Elvaston Castle Country Park is able to host a wide range of events. Please get in touch if you're interested in holding your event with us.

email: countrysideservice@derbyshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01629 533870

We look forward to hearing from you.

Christmas wreath making

Sunday 3 and 10 December 2017, 10am to noon or 1pm to 3pm

Always a popular event, our workshops on the art of traditional wreath making will show you how to make your own Christmas Wreath using materials gathered within the grounds at Elvaston Castle. Come and have a go, then take it home to hang on your door.

Meet: Outside the Gothic Hall entrance

Equipment: Suitable warm clothing and footwear. Bring secateurs and gardening gloves, if you have them.

Cost: £15 per person − includes refreshments. Parking charges apply.

Pre-payment and online booking (opens in a new window) essential.

Father Christmas Sundays!

Sunday 3, 10 and 17 December 2017 from 11am to 3pm.

Get in to the festive spirit within the magical grounds of Elvaston Castle. You can take a winter walk around the Grade 2* listed gardens, visit the shop for some great gift ideas and refuel with a bite to eat and drink from the café or shop! Younger visitors will be able to meet the great man himself, Father Christmas, who will be residing in Elvaston Castle's Gothic Hall with his elves each Sunday!

Meet: Elvaston Castle Gothic Hall

Equipment: Suitable warm clothing and footwear.

Cost: Visit Father Christmas £6 - includes a small gift for each child. Tickets available from the shop in the cobbled courtyard. For pre-booking tel: 01629 533870.

Sorry, no dogs allowed in the Gothic Hall.

Rainbows Santa Run

Sunday 10 December 2017 at 10.30 am.

Elvaston Castle is once again hosting the charity Santa Fun Run, which follows the bridle way around the edge of the estate, raising funds for Rainbows Children's Hospice (opens in a new window).

Run, jog or walk the 2.2 mile or 4.4 mile flat circular route − but you must come in a Santa suit!

Out of the Box craft fayre

Sunday 3 and 17 December 2017 from 10am to 3pm.

Local small businesses have gathered together to share their handmade bespoke creations.

Located in the castle courtyard, there will be live festive music from 11am, including Springfield Primary School Choir.

See if you can find something a bit different for your Christmas gifts this year!

For more information see Out of the Box on Facebook (opens in a new window) or email: outofthebox.derby@gmail.com